What Is Glutathione?
Glutathione is a protein called a tripeptide – a molecule composed of three amino acids. It is a potent antioxidant and quenches dangerous free radicals. It also binds to dangerous toxins through a process called “conjugation” so that they can be safely eliminated.
Why Is IV Glutathione Better than Oral Glutathione?
Oral glutathione is not very stable; stomach acid and enzymes break it down (into its three component amino acid parts), rendering it useless. Therefore we have to use IV glutathione to ensure effective delivery of the nutrient directly through the bloodstream into the cells.
At Affinity Wellness 4 Life, we believe intravenous glutathione to be helpful for:
- Neurodegenerative diseases
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Athletic performance enhancement
- Liver diseases (hepatitis, fatty liver, cirrhosis)
IV Glutathione for Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
In Parkinson’s disease, dopamine-producing neurons in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra die off as a result of free radical-based oxidative damage. Researchers observed that a high proportion of Parkinson’s patients are deficient in glutathione. Glutathione protects against oxidation by free radicals. Clinical studies now clearly demonstrate that IV glutathione significantly improves Parkinson’s symptoms, and may very well retard progression of the disease.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurodegenerative disease in which the neurons are stripped of their myelin. This inflammatory process leaves lesions called plaques throughout the neurons in the spinal cord and brain. The inflammation is also thought to be caused by free radicals. A wealth of experimental evidence shows that glutathione is severely depleted in the brains of MS patients, making repletion with IV glutathione a rational therapeutic approach.
If you feel that IV glutathione treatment may be right for you please contact us at 941-739-7900 to schedule your consultation and appointment!